Dr. Owen C. Mandanas, DDS
I am very passionate about my work as a family dentist and chose to concentrate on cosmetic dentistry and denture fabrication because of the amazing effect a beautiful, functional smile can have on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and consider myself so lucky to have found my calling as a “dental geek”. My patients are the reason I come to work every day, and I am thankful for the trust they place in me and my team.
Education and Continuing Education
I completed my undergraduate education at Goucher College, earning my Bachelor of Arts in English in 1990. I continued on to Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, for dental school, graduating with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000.
Continuing education is very important to me. I travel to the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, each year to study the latest advancements in dental technology and have studied denture fabrication extensively under national leaders in denture prosthetics.
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Academy for Sports Dentistry
- Oral Cancer Foundation
- American Dental Association
- Alaska Dental Society
In the Office
We strive to have fun at this practice. My team is always excited about coming to work and seeing our awesome patients. We take the time to get to know each patient as an individual, treating them with the same care and consideration we would expect for our own families.
I was born in Manila in the Philippines but grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. When I first moved to Alaska, I lived in Nome, serving the Native Alaska community and traveling to remote villages in the Norton Sound area. I am very excited to call Anchorage my home now and look forward to raising my family in this wonderful community. My husband, Wayne, and I have two sons, Joe and Tyler, and an adopted cat named Mischief. I am very involved with Alaska Women’s Lacrosse and can often be found watching my husband and sons play hockey. I am also a member of the Borealis Toastmasters, volunteer at the Senior Center, and give talks to school-aged children about the importance of oral health.